Last night, an unnamed source hit a Syrian army base destroying 200 missiles. Most of those killed were Iranian fighters. The US is denying responsibility. Some are saying Israel attacked the Syrian base.
UPDATE: Israel today officially took responsibility for the attack
Who Did It?
The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said the fighters were killed in a raid. They affirmed that Israel “probably” attacked the 47th Brigade base in Hama. Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Britain-based war monitor, claimed that the attack killed at least 26 fighters, including four Syrians. “The others are foreign fighters, a vast majority of them Iranians.”
“Given the nature of the target, it is likely to have been an Israeli strike,” he said. He added that the strikes also hit a storage site for surface-to-surface missiles at an air base in nearby Aleppo province. Iran – as usual, issued a brazen denial that any of its soldiers were killed in the overnight strikes of a Syrian base. An unnamed source told the semi-official Tasnim news agency, according to Reuters, that all of the reports are baseless.
Iran is the biggest security threat to Israel. Israel has made a red line of doing everything in its power to stop Iran from developing military capabilities in Iranian occupied Syria. Israel has already attacked Iranian bases in Syria before. Does that mean that Israel attacked this time too?
What kind of a bomb?
Tens of pro #Assad fighters, mostly #Iranians, killed in attack on #Syria bases in Hama and Aleppo. Raids probably carried out by #Israel using Tactical Nuke – Registered as M2.6 Earthquake, but #Syrian media says US & Brits launched attacks from Jordan https://t.co/uylNAEb6BW pic.twitter.com/3mxrlhZ1sT
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) April 30, 2018
Drop the tactical nuke silliness!
Israel has its own version of a large yield, deep-penetrating bunker-busting bomb. It’s not as big as the US GBU-43 Mother of All Bombs, but it is one mother-******* bomb that the Iranians now know about. https://t.co/NDtYhIka5c
— Lenny Ben-David (@lennybendavid) April 30, 2018
— Le Beck Int’l (@LeBeckInt) April 30, 2018